National Awards Program
Sponsored by the Women's Overseas Service League. Entries should be an essay or speech typed with 500-1,000 words and must include youth's name, home address, age, social security number and grade. Essay/Speech must also respond to the topic.
2013 Topic: "If you could meet one of our Nationâ€™s Founding Fathers/Mothers who would it be and why?"
Submit scrapbook, ring binder, photo album, video or CD-ROM of substantiating material. Include items such as news clippings, photo, letters of commendation, programs, etc. A one-page summary must be included with the entry stating why it should be selected for a Freedoms Foundation National Award. Click here to download the National Awards Nomination Form.
Limit one book per entry. Only one video of CD-ROM may be submitted. Entries should be secured in either a scrapbook, binder, notebook or photo album.
Awards selections are determined in accordance with established procedures by a distinguished, independent National Awards jury of state Supreme Court justices, officers from national patriotic, service and civic clubs, veterans and educational organizations. The jury is instructed to review the one-page summary and look favorably on current programs and projects.
Recipients receive the George Washington Honor Medal.
Recipients will be notified in the fall. Ceremonies honoring the recipients are conducted nationwide by Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge volunteer chapters.